TPG writes: "What you may be expecting from Bleach: The 3rd Phantom depends on what you know coming into it. If you were a fan of the first 2 games in the series, Bleach: The Blade of Fate and Bleach: Dark Souls, you may be expecting a new fighting game similar to those madcap brawlers. Well, bad news – this game is a strategy RPG (and not done by Treasure, which makes me think I want to see a Treasure take on a strategy RPG) which is pretty much the polar opposite of the first 2 games. If you came into the game expecting at least a thematically similar take on the Bleach license, featuring the Bleach mythos and unique takes on the chosen gameplay genre to make the game appeal to non-fans, then you too will be disappointed. This is a pedestrian effort through and through."